UNM Los Alamos

AA Early Childhood Multicultural Education

AA Early Childhood Multicultural Education

About the Program

The Early Childhood Multicultural Education program is designed for individuals who wish to work in the field and/or continue their studies towards a baccalaureate degree. The baccalaureate program at the University of New Mexico in ECME leads to licensure for teachers working with children from birth to age eight. This associate of arts degree, plus experience, meets the requirements for qualifying as a center director as specified in the New Mexico Child Care Facilities Licensing Regulations. The program addresses the seven general early child education competency areas. Students seeking to transfer are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor.

A student must have a minimum of 67 credit hours with a minimum grade point average of 2.0. At least 15 of 67 credit hours must be UNM–LA Catalog credit courses taken in residence. It is strongly recommended that the student check the specific requirements for the B.S. at the particular institution to which they plan to transfer in order to make the best choices among the optional courses below. *Note: Students planning to transfer to a four year institution should check grade point requirements at that institution.

General Education Requirements

WRITING AND SPEAKING (9 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ENGL 110: Accelerated Composition (3)

or

  • ENGL 112: Composition II (3)

or

  • ENGL 113: Enhanced Composition (3)

and

  • ENGL 120: Composition III (3)

And Select one course from:

  • CJ 130: Public Speaking (3)
  • CJ 220: Communication for Teachers (3)
  • ENGL 290: Introduction to Professional Writing (3)

MATHEMATICS (AT LEAST 3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select from the following:

  • MATH 111: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers I

or

  • MATH 112: Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers II
  • MATH 121: College Algebra (3)
  • MATH 129: A survey of Mathematics (3)
  • STAT 145: Introduction to Statistics (3)

MATH 162: Calculus I (4)

LABORATORY SCIENCES (8 CREDIT HOURS) 

Select from the following:

  • BIOL 110/112L: Biology/Biology Laboratory (Non-Majors) (3/1)
  • BIOL 201: Molecular and Cell Biology (4)
  • BIOL 202: Genetics (4)
  • CHEM 111: Elements of General Chemistry (4)
  • CHEM 121/123L: General Chemistry I(3)/General Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • CHEM 122/124L: General Chemistry II(3)/General Chemistry II Lab (1)
  • ASTR 101/111L: Introduction to Astronomy/Astronomy Laboratory (3/1)
  • PHYC 102/112L: Introduction to Physics/Physics Laboratory (3/1)
  • EPS 101/105L: Physical Geology/Physical Geology Laboratory (3/1)
  • ENVS 101/102L: The Blue Planet/Blue Planet Lab (3/1)
  • NTSC 261L: Physical Science (4)
  • NTSC 262L: Life Science (4)
  • NTSC 263L: Environmental Science (4)

SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Select 2 courses from the following:

  • ANTH 130: Cultures of the World (3)
  • ECON 105: Introductory Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 106: Introductory Microeconomics (3)
  • POLS 200: American Politics (3)
  • PSY 105: General Psychology (3)
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • AMST 182: Introduction to American Studies (3)
  • AMST 185: Introduction to Race, Class & Ethnicity (3)
  • ANTH 101: Introduction to Anthropology (3)
  • GEOG 102: Human Geography (3)
  • LING 101: Introduction to the Study of Language (3)
  • POLS 110: The Political World (3)

HUMANITIES (6 CREDIT HOURS) 

Select from the following:

  • HIST 101: Western Civilization (3)

or

  • HIST 102: Western Civilization (3)
  • HIST 161: History of the United States (3)

or

  • HIST 162: History of the United States (3)
  • HIST 260: History of New Mexico (3)
  • ENGL 150: The Study of Literature (3)
  • ENGL 211: Topics in Literature (3)

FINE ARTS (3 CREDIT HOURS) (6 CREDIT HOURS)

Select from the following:

  • ARTH 101: Introduction to Art (3)
  • ARTH 201: History of Art I (3)
  • ARTH 202: History of Art II (3)
  • DANC 105: Dance Appreciation (3)
  • MUS 139: Music Appreciation (3)
  • MUS 298: Music for Elementary Teachers (3)
  • PHIL 156: Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3)
  • THEA 122: Introduction to Theatre (3)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE (3 CREDIT HOURS)

Select one UNM Core Curriculum Course.

TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 38-39 CREDIT HOURS

Technical Core Requirements

EDUCATION CORE COURSES (29 CREDIT HOURS)

  • ECME 101: Child Growth, Development and Learning (3)
  • ECME 103: Health, Safety and Nutrition (2)
  • ECME 111: Family and Community Collaboration I (3)
  • ECME 115: Guiding Young Children (3)
  • ECME 117: Curriculum Development and Implementation I (3)
  • ECME 117L: Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum I (2)
  • ECME 202: Introduction to Reading and Literacy Development (3)
  • ECME 217: Curriculum Development and Implementation II (3)
  • ECME 217L: Curriculum Development and Implementation Practicum II (2)
  • ECME 220: Assessment of Children and Evaluation of Programs I (3)
  • ECME 230: Professionalism (2)

TOTAL EDUCATION CORE COURSES 29 CREDIT HOURS

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 67-68 CREDIT HOURS